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By Liam // Friday 21 Dec // 15:18:42 // View

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Hear from Liam on the voyage and climate change in his first video report after the voyage.

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Watch Liam’s last video report from the Arctic.

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Colin’s song

By Liam // Wednesday 26 Sep // 17:56:34 // 1 Comment // View

SAILING THE NIGHTS AWAY

Let me tell you ‘bout a ship

Making that Cape Farewell trip

Where all the kids are super hip

Sailing the nights away

Our Captain is a hunk called Gerd

First mate Barbara’s quite a flirt

Ice Killer Christian went and lost his shirt when we were

Sailing the nights away.

Sailing Sailing

Everybody’s face is green

O sailing,sailing

Sailing the nights away

Renska crews the zodiac

Puts all the big boys in the back

She shouts ‘een twee’ at all the pack

Sailing the nights away

Anna gives us killer soups

Motivating all the troops

She’s the queen of puds and fruits

Saiing the Nights Away

Sailing Sailing

Everybody’s face is green

O sailing, sailing

Sailing the nights away

There’s a girl called Suba here

Wearing all the latest sailing gear

She likes plenty plankton in her beer

Sailing the Nights Away

Mark’s a prof in playboy pants

Who loves to do that arctic dance

He puts those ice bears in a trance when we were

Sailing the nights away

Dan the artist’s working hard and long

Lifting icebergs with a cheery song

He only wears a thermal thong when he’s

Carving that ice away.

Carving Carving

Chips and Splinters flying out

He’s carving, carving

Carving that ice away

Capt Akash, Liam and Joe

Nonie darling and Jethro

I think Amy merely dipped her toe

When we were swimming the night away

Franzi, Ina, Hayley jumped right in

Amelie soaked Shona to the skin

Doriana was blogging and just couldn’t swim when we’re

Sailing the nights away

Sailing Sailing

Everybody’s face is green

O sailing,sailing

Sailing the nights away

Keith’s in love with Anna’s food

He’s hard as nails and very rude

He almost did his night watch in the nude when we were

Sailing the nights away

Art is what Jess likes to teach

She made a sculpture on the beach

And she kept the glacier water out of reach

Sailing the nights away

Becky’s got a great big lens

She’s had to snatch her sleep in here and thens

Watch out all you funky mens when she’s

Sailing the night away

Our editor’s a man called Dunc

He’s sleeping on the topmost bunk

We all think he’s such a hunk

Sailing the nights away

Lastly let’s remember Joe

He’s just a plain hero

He’s almost always on the go

Sailing the nights away

Sailing Sailing

Everybody’s face is green

O sailing, sailking

Sailing the nights away

We wish that it would snow and snow

Sadly we all have to go

We’ll not forget the things we know about

Sailing the nights away

Sailing Sailing

We’re all going to be green

O sailing,sailing

Sailing the nights away

Thanks again Cape Farewell. Reflecting back on what I have done, what I have seen and the people I have met, is absolutely amazing. People back at home are mesmerised at the whole experience.

It all starts here in terms of climate change, but I’m sure everyone will change the attitude and actions not only in primary schools but in there community.

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Liam’s Live Arctic QA

By Liam // Thursday 20 Sep // 10:15:38 // 125 Comments // View

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Thurs 20th Sept, 10.30am GMT (11.30am UK)
Following Liam’s video diary broadcast he will be online live from the Arctic for 30 minutes to hear your responses and to answer any more questions. The live QA will take place on this page from 10.30am GMT onwards on Thurs 20th Sept. To take part check back and follow the instructions below.
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Update from Franzi

By Franziska // Thursday 20 Sep // 09:32:42 // 4 Comments // View

Hey, ich bins wieder, diesmal aus Ny- Alesund!!! Ich hoffe euch zu Hause in Hamburg geht es gut, mir super!!! Das Wetter ist sehr durchwachsen, mal Sonne, mal Schnee, aber immer kalt. Die Sonnenuntergaenge hier sind echt schoen. Ich fuehle mich hier wie in einer anderen Welt, ohne Stress, Laerm und aehnliches…einfach toll… Gestern war ein cooler Tag. Er geban mit dem Untersuchen von Plantkon im Labor in Ny Alesund, wo ich viel neues erfahren habe…mehr seht ihr auf dem Video, das heut Abend reingestellt wird…wir hatten sehr viel Spass bei dem Untersuchen. Und nach dem Lunch sind wir SHOPPEN geggangen!!! Haha, hoert sich witzig an, aber hier ist wirklich ein grosser Shop, der noerdlichste der Welt. Da mussten wir natuerlich etwas kaufen, wie zum Bespiel Pullis, Caps und Postkarten. Dann wurde wieder ein bisschen geseglt. Wir segelten zu einem Gletscher, die sind so unglaublich schoen!!! Nur leider verschwinden sie mehr und mehr. Wir haben es jetzt schon sehr oft “live” miterlebt, wie ein grosser Teil des Gletschers abbricht, das ist unbeschreiblich. Er stuerzt ins Wasser, es gibt grosse Flutwellen, die Geraeusche sind angsteinfloessend. Auf dem Rueckweg von dem Gletscher haben wir eine Seerobbe gesehen, die auf einer Eisscholle sass. Wir konnten ganz dicht ranfahren und tolle Fotos machen(kommen bald in meinen Blog) Dann haben wir zwei Voegel bei einem Kampf, oder einer Paarung, wir waren uns nicht ganz sicher….:D beobachtet, und ganz viele Hirsche auf einem Feld gesehen!
Sonst ist hier auch alles super: Am Montag hatten wir eine grosse Party weil Suba Geburtstag hatte! Wir hatten so viel Spass! Alle sind so nett, wir verstehen uns super toll und haben auch schon Adressen ausgetauscht. Ich will hier gar nicht mehr weg!!!
Naja, morgen gehts dann auch schon wieder zurueck nach Longyearbyen, von da dann nach Oslo und London. Und dann wieder zu euch nach Hamburg!!!
Ich freu mich aber auch schon darauf, euch alle wieder zu sehen!!!!:D
Also bis bald in Hamburg, hab euch lieb xxxx
Franzi
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Watch Liam’s video diary

By Liam // Thursday 20 Sep // 09:19:50 // View

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Thurs 20th Sept, 10am GMT (11am UK)
Watch Liam’s video diary, direct from the deck of the Noorderlicht, Ny-Alesund, Svalbard (duration: 1:30mins). Thank you for all your initial questions! If you are a pupil at Riddlesdown High join Liam online for a quick QA at 10.30am GMT (11.30am UK). Follow the link below!
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Update from Ny Alysund

By Liam // Wednesday 19 Sep // 13:24:45 // 1 Comment // View

Time: 13:24
Date: 19th September 2007
Location: Ny Alesund

Hey guys,

I feel a bit exhausted today even though we haven’t exactly been trekking over mountains. I feel as if I have learnt so much from a media, art and science perspective. Speaking in front of camera has just turned into a routine; in fact it will seem strange back home with no one behind you with a microphone. I have learnt that no matter what is around you it can be made into art. Scientists have then taught me, about the balance between the environment and humans and how it needs to be stable.
I’m having an amazing time and I don’t want to come back!

Hope you all well
Liam

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Exploring the glacier

By Liam // Monday 17 Sep // 18:19:55 // View

Hey everyone,
Today has been a weird day, full of mixed emotions. I felt horrified by the crashing of the glaciers. You could hear the thunderous sound of the ice splitting up. It was an amazing spectacle but I never expected to see it first hand. It made be reflect on what a wonderful world we do live in that we have demolished.

I finally got a good nights sleep so I feel much more exhilarated.

I may not be able to speak to you in a while so all the best
Liam

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Sailing to Ny-Alesund

By Joe // Saturday 15 Sep // 19:02:58 // View

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Akash takes tips from Gert, the Captain, on how to sail.

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Liam and Amelie haul the sails, as the Noorderlicht sails up to Ny-Alesund. 

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Exploring the Arctic

By Liam // Saturday 15 Sep // 17:07:27 // 2 Comments // View

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Hi Guys,
I’m finally here even though it is hard to believe. We flew from Heathrow to Stockholm after a hectic day of sightseeing. That evening we got around three hours sleep, because we had a flight at 6 am to Oslo. Then we had a connecting flight to Longyearbyen (capital of Svalbard) stopping shortly at Tromso (north Norway). However after a life long journey we have arrived and it is astonishing. You can’t visualise it at all the air, temperature and light is all completely different. This evening we had a tour of the town and visited museum learning about the history of Svalbard and its mining. We then met some of the children of Svalbard at a youth club. It was incredible how much we all have in common despite the place they live in.
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BBC London News

By Cape Farewell // Thursday 13 Sep // 13:38:15 // 1 Comment // View

The youth team are featured on BBC London News discussing their projects and expectations for the trip. The feature focuses on Hayley, Akash and Liam as the London residents prepare for the Arctic.

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